Energy Drinks & Shots

Hangover Joe’s to launch Git-R-Done Energy shot

Non-caffeinated, all-natural energy shot will debut this summer

Hangover Joe’s Holding Corp., Highland Ranch, Colo., signed a licensing deal with Git-R-Done Productions Inc. to launch a new, non-caffeinated, all-natural energy shot featuring Larry the Cable Guy.


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SK Energy partners with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick joined the SK Energy movement as its newest brand ambassador.


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Red Bull gives fans the wings to fly

Red Bull is giving its fans the gift of flight through its new limited-edition Red Bull Flugtag four-pack.


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Sunny Sky Products acquires Turbo Energy Drink

Agreement expands Sunny Sky’s bar and nightclub presence

Sunny Sky Products LLC, a Houston-based manufacturer and distributor of specialty dispensed beverages, completed the acquisition of Turbo Energy Drink LLC, Redmond, Wash., in an all-cash transaction. According to Sunny Sky, the acquisition will expand distribution of its beverage offerings further into the on-premise channel — particularly into bars and nightclubs.


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Workplace productivity declines before holiday weekend, survey finds

National poll conducted on behalf of Red Bull shows energy is primary obstacle to productivity

A national poll of U.S. workers conducted by Harris Interactive, Rochester, N.Y., on behalf of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Red Bull North America found that lack of energy is a primary obstacle to productivity in the workplace. In fact, 4 percent of American employees report tiring after just one hour of work, and employed adults between the ages of 18 and 54 are three times more likely than those ages 55 and older to start feeling less productive within the first three hours of their workdays, it reports.


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Fuga’s 'sleek' debut

Aquarena Beverage LLC launched Fuga energy drinks in 12-ounce Sleek cans from Rexam.


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Vuka’s sustainable solution

Vuka LLC now offers its Vuka Intelligent Energy drinks in 16-ounce, reclosable Alumi-Tek bottles from Ball Corp.


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Energy market expands from function to flavor

Energy segment innovates to expand usage

As Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC’s 5 Hour Energy brand suggests in its advertising, “that 2:30 feeling” can be difficult for many consumers to overcome. In fact, that mid-afternoon slump, or “post-lunch dip,” is a natural part of humans’ internal clock, which creates the urge to sleep approximately seven hours after waking, according to a 2007 New York Times article.


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Red Bull’s covert Camo Cans

Red Bull USA released cans featuring camouflage graphics for its same-named energy drink varieties for sale in military channels and retailers immediately surrounding U.S. military bases.


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2013 State of the Industry: Energy drinks & shots

Energy drinks and shots pick up the pace

According to a June 2012 report on energy drinks and shots in the United States by market research firm Mintel, Chicago, the market grew 124 percent from 2006 to 2011, which suggests a continuing recovery from the recession, it states.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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